February 22, 2013

RecipeZ: Tofu Burgers

Mojo Tofu Burgers

  • 6 oz (about half a package) firm silken tofu, drained
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked barley (can substitute brown rice)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice, plus the zest of 1/2 large orange
  • Juice from 1 lime, plus the zest 
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  1. Preheat a non stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, pour oats into food processor and pulse until a chunky powder (about 10-15 seconds. Pour into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Put tofu, 1 cup black beans, garlic clove, orange juice and zest, lime juice and zest, cumin, oregano, salt, olive oil and salt into food processor and pulse until chunky-smooth and combined, about 45 seconds total. 
  4. Scoop tofu mixture into mixing bowl with oats. Add cooked barley (or rice) and 1/2 cup whole black beans. Gently fold ingredients together until thoroughly combined. Mixture should be thick and only slightly sticky.
  5. Spray skillet with cooking spray. Make burgers by gently pressing with hands, using 1/2 cup of mixture for each one.
  6. Cook on skillet, about 4 minutes per side or till golden brown. Keep spraying pan with non stick spray (may need to spray in between flips). Serve immediately.
  7. Makes 10 patties
Recipe brought to you by the Soy Food Council